This blog post begins with chickens. Yes, you read it correctly. On Sunday the 21st we (Eric, my parents, and I) had lunch at a delicious Cuban restaurant before we went our separate ways. While we were there, however, we saw an adorable chicken with even cuter chicks. They were just so cute! Moving on… after a delicious meal of steak Eric, my mom, and I split off to be tourists while my dad found a place to finish up his work.
We started our tourist journey by stopping by what I think was a cemetery with information on the most important people to live in Key West. We didn’t stay too terribly long because (1) I was bored (2) we read all the information really quickly.
So after we did that we headed to Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, which is a museum about a man who found a sunken ship off the Keys. He found so much gold, emeralds, diamonds, jewelry, and other goods that he ended up with items worth millions! It was crazy! The museum even had some of the goods inside, it was really cool.
We continued our day by heading into Mallory square where we ran into a henna stand. I convinced my mom to get one! She got a simple drawing of our late dog, Jett, whom my parents have an actual painting of in their room. While my mom was getting that, Eric and I headed into a restaurant where we waited until my mom was done and she was ready to head to a candy store called It Sugar. It good…
After probably too much time in the candy store, we took an Uber to a fort that was converted into a garden. Whoever thought of doing that was a genius because it was gorgeous. There was a butterfly garden, bushes of flowers that smelled similar to honeysuckle, and an ocean view. 😊
My mom got a text from my dad right as we were leaving telling us that he was done for the day. My mom and Eric got their thinking caps on and decided for him to meet up with us at the lighthouse. We got in another Uber and arrived at the lighthouse with my dad minutes behind. With that we checked out the old Lighthouse keeper's house from decades ago and headed up the spiral staircase to the top of the lighthouse. My mom didn’t quite think it through and halfway up she started to get nervous because of her fear of heights.
She did, however, make it to the top and even spent some time on the ledge, granted it was only like 5 minutes… but still, my dad and I are proud of her. At the top they had little information plates that tell you where important waypoints are on the island and I think I was giving my mom a panic attack every time I would lean over the edge to point or look at the points. Hehe. So eventually my mom headed down with the rest of us in tow.
Once we all made it down, my dad suggested food. We all perked up and so we started heading towards civilization. Along the way we passed by a restaurant that Eric and my dad went to when they were in Key West previously. We almost missed it because it was so hidden in shrubbery. We were all so ravenous that we sat down and were happily surprised by the food. (The adults were more so excited because of the Bloody Mary bar)… and that was how we ended our day.
You can expect the rest of the week in a post tomorrow, but this is already pretty long.